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Bringing community together in

Racial Healing and transformative action

Michigan Transformation Collective catalyzes racial healing and narrative change to transform the community from a system of harmful hierarchies into one of hope, courage, and love.

What We Do

Our work cultivates unity amongst diverse stakeholders, racial healing, advocacy, and activation toward racial equity. 

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We Convene

We create spaces where collaboration flourishes, resources are mobilized, and leadership is cultivated amongst diverse stakeholders.

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We Curate

We curate Racial Healing Spaces for equity and justice by facilitating truthful dialogue and reconciliation to inspire action against systemic racism.

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We Advocate

We believe in public policy advocacy for systemic change. We engage policymakers and stakeholders to dismantle racial disparities and foster just societies.

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Our Vision

We envision generative communities that practice liberation, embrace truth, love, and healing, and where historically under-resourced people can claim and stand in collective power to activate generational wealth, health, and knowledge.

Take Action

Join the Collective

Help make a tangible difference in the lives of Kalamazoo residents through collective action, advocacy, and collaboration by joining our dynamic and action-oriented community.

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What is Transformation?

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racial healing is about:

  • the people work that leads to the transformation of systems;
  • the telling of hard truths about past wrongs and present consequences;
  • repairing the harm of racism;
  • replacing the deeply held system that fuels racism with one that sees the inherent value of all people;
  • authentic relationship-building across real and perceived differences.

 

Without racial healing and building trust, changes in policies or practices are short-lived. Through healing and relationship-building, we can collectively develop new values that affect our everyday decisions in areas of policy making, hiring, education and housing – to name just a few.

What is Civic Health?

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racial healing is about:

  • the people work that leads to the transformation of systems;
  • the telling of hard truths about past wrongs and present consequences;
  • repairing the harm of racism;
  • replacing the deeply held system that fuels racism with one that sees the inherent value of all people;
  • authentic relationship-building across real and perceived differences.

 

Without racial healing and building trust, changes in policies or practices are short-lived. Through healing and relationship-building, we can collectively develop new values that affect our everyday decisions in areas of policy making, hiring, education and housing – to name just a few.

What is Racial Healing?

Racial healing refers to the process of addressing and repairing the harm caused by racial injustice, discrimination, and systemic oppression.

It involves acknowledging historical and present-day injustices, fostering understanding and empathy across racial divides, and promoting reconciliation, healing, and solidarity among individuals and communities.

Racial healing recognizes the deep-seated trauma and intergenerational impact of racism on individuals, families, and society as a whole, and seeks to create spaces for healing, dialogue, and transformative change.

It encompasses personal, interpersonal, and systemic dimensions, and involves both individual reflection and collective action to address the root causes of racial inequity and promote equity, justice, and belonging for all.

Racial healing is a proactive and ongoing process that requires commitment, compassion, and collaboration from individuals, communities, institutions, and society at large.